On 1 January 2016, revised financial standing levels for standard national and international operator licence applications and continuations came into force.
Fees and costs
Information on the fees and costs of operating trucks, buses and vans
On October 1, commercial vehicle testing and licensing fees are changing. Here, we explain the key points, guide you through the changes and answer some of the more popular questions.
Following a consultation, fees for HGV and PSV annual tests will fall from 1 October 2014 for customers who use ATF sites.
Since 1 April 2014, HGVs weighing 12 tonnes or more have had to pay a HGV Levy to use UK roads. Last year, we checked over 33,000 non-GB vehicles outside of a port boundary. This year, these checks will now include one to make sure the HGV Levy has been paid.
The HGV Road User Levy will be introduced from 1 April 2014. This time-based user charge must be paid by both UK and foreign operators of vehicles at or above 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight using UK roads. UK operators pay to use many roads abroad, but foreign hauliers have not had to pay to use roads here. The levy will make the system fairer.
We are one step closer to a new, time-based user charge for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the UK road network in April 2014.
Offences against roadworthiness, overloading and drivers’ hours rules now result in higher penalties at the roadside. Fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses increased on 16 August 2013.